14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999


The Effect of Tempo on Prosodic Structure

Jürgen Trouvain, Martine Grice

Institute of Phonetics, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany

This study investigates the effect of tempo on prosodic structuring at both temporal and melodic levels. Readings of a German text are examined to ascertain to what extent changes in pausing, prosodic phrasing, pitch accent structure and F0 realisations contribute towards strategies for speaking at a faster or slower speed than normal. Furthermore, speeding up strategies are compared to those for slowing down, to investigate how far the speakers' behaviour is symmetrical with respect to each of the parameters examined.

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Bibliographic reference.  Trouvain, Jürgen / Grice, Martine (1999): "The effect of tempo on prosodic structure", In ICPhS-14, 1067-1070.